IDA Young Commercial Designer of the Year Competition @ ScotHot 2011

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    It is the last call for all young Interior Designers looking to enter the prestigious IDA Young Commercial Designer of the Year Competition!ScotHot 2011 is reminding that entries for the UK’s newest interior design challenge closes at the end of October and those looking to prove their talent to the world respected judges and lucrative Scottish hospitality industry should submit their entries by 22 October.

    Hosted by ScotHot 2011, the first ever IDA Young Commercial Designer of the Year Competition in association with the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) and the Interior Design Association (IDA), is the only competition aimed solely at designers under 30.

    The winner will not only be awarded the prestigious title, but will have their design built in the BCFA Interiors and Design Pavilion @ ScotHot 2011 giving them the opportunity to showcase their work in front of more than 8,000 hospitality professionals and buyers, as well as the panel of judges, comprising a team of industry experts. Also up for grabs is a £1,000 cash prize.

    The challenge for entrants is to design a 6m x 4m bedroom, including en-suite bathroom, for a four or five star refurbished boutique hotel. Maximum budget for the design is £25,000 and with sustainability a key focus for ScotHot 2011, designers must take in to account origin and air miles of their materials, but keep full product lifecycle sustainability the most important factor. Points will be awarded to those who use UK suppliers and no products are to be sourced from outside Europe.

    Entrants must be under 30 years old and detail all aspects of the room design including technology, surfaces, fabrics, and furniture, with specific emphasis on how the room design enhances the guest’s overall enjoyment of their stay and how they meet the sustainability criteria.

    The panel of judges features some of the countries top designers including Colin Watson of the Interior Design Association, Kate Mooney of Occa Design, Stephan Oberwegner of Max Bentheim, Jim Hamilton of Graven Images and Ronnie Burns of Burns Interior Design along with industry experts such as Kiki Max of Wyndham Hotels. Two highly commended candidates will also have the opportunity to mount their designs in the BCFA Interiors and Design Pavilion @ ScotHot 2011.

    ScotHot is Scotland’s only hospitality interiors, tourism and catering event and attracts over 8,000 trade only professionals at the SECC in Glasgow ranging from hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars, schools, colleges and universities. With over 175,000 people employed in hotels and restaurants and 16m tourists a year, hospitality is one of Scotland’s key industries. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of leading professionals representing this very vibrant and dynamic sector.

    For further information on how to enter please see:

    Terms and Conditions:
    • The maximum age of the applicant is 30 years old.
    • All applicants must have a BA (Hons) Degree in interior design or similar.
    • All entries should be submitted no later than the 22nd October 2010
    • The successful applicant as well as two highly commended applicants will be informed by 12th November 2010.

    Daniel Fountain / 10.10.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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